On 10 September 170 delegates from 120 commercial vehicle operators and local businesses, running vans or trucks in and around Greater Manchester, attended a free half-day Greater Manchester Clean Air Roadshow.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the 10 Greater Manchester authorities are working together to develop a Clean Air Plan to achieve legal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) on Greater Manchester’s local road network by 2024.
At the event delegates heard first-hand from the Greater Manchester authorities about a range of clean air proposals and how they might affect businesses, including:
The event provided an opportunity for delegates to join in the conversation and comment on the detailed Clean Air Plan proposals, before they become set in stone.
Operators also heard from a series of industry experts throughout the morning in relation to helping future-proof their fleets to meet clean air requirements.
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REGISTRATION, TEA/COFFEE, & EXHIBITION
MORNING CONFERENCE SESSION
Q&A with delegates
Martin Flach, independent Commercial Vehicle and Alternative Fuels Consultant
Fergus Worthy, Senior Transport Consultant at Cenex
Session 2 Operating Factors
Commercial vehicle operators share first-hand experience of implementing alternative fuel vehicles to their fleets, and offer practical advice for others looking to follow suit.
Session 3 Outside Vehicle Tour
Explore the latest range of Euro-6 and alternative fuelled commercial vehicles on the market, and chat to vehicle manufacturers about what vehicles will be the best fit for your operation.
LUNCH & NETWORKING
Optional information session on a proposed Greater Manchester Clean Freight Fund
Come and speak with TfGM to feedback on options for loan finance and grants